Forever Families adoption agency honored for service to LGBT people


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos




— The Human Rights Campaign again awarded its Seal of Recognition to Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc., an adoption placement agency in Rye Brook, N.Y.

The seal means Forever Families is welcoming, affirming and supportive of LGBT families, and has once again demonstrated skill and competency in 10 key areas of best practice.

Forever Families originally received the seal in November 2011 during National Adoption Day at Westchester County Family Court, with the Honorable Judge Kathie E. Davidson presiding. National Adoption Day is recognized throughout the United States, when courts open their doors to finalize the adoptions of thousands of children. Judge Davidson has been recognizing and finalizing same-sex adoptions for many years.

The agency's executive director, Joy S. Goldstein, said the seal means "we are not only supporting the LGBT community, but are standing up for ethical practice by removing barriers to LGBT adults who dream of becoming parents and to children in need of a safe, permanent and loving family.”

Forever Families welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or disability.

The All Children–All Families initiative, launched in 2007, promotes policies and practices that welcome LGBT foster and adoptive parents. The program seeks to enhance LGBT cultural competence among child welfare professionals and educate LGBT people about opportunities to become foster or adoptive parents for waiting children.

For more information about All Children–All Families, visit www.hrc.org/acaf.

For further information about Forever Families, email adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org or call 914-939-1180. Visit Forever Families at foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Artists’ Market invites community to holiday reception and sale
— The public is invited to share the joy of the holiday season at a reception to be held at the Artists’ Market Community...
Read more »
Image

Hear the Christmas cantata: 'Do You Hear What I Hear?'
— The Delaware Valley Choral Society will perform a Christmas cantata titled “Do You Hear What I Hear?” containing...
Read more »
Image

Guitarist Michael Harrison stokes the star-maker machinery
By Anya Tikka
— After a stint teaching at the School of Rock in Pittsburgh, Michael Harrison has moved on to creating original...

Read more »
Image

Ellington's Nutcracker Suite to be performed at ESU
— East Stroudsburg...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



E-NEWSLETTER

Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Milford police chief is demoted
  • Nov 20, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA